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Vic – Do you ever feel guilty?

Vic – Do you ever feel guilty?

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Yeah.  Because I was in this car accident, and I can’t tell you to this day if I was distracted, what I was doing, I just remember looking up—and, my dad says, “Looking up from what?”—but I just remember looking out... Show More

Yeah.  Because I was in this car accident, and I can’t tell you to this day if I was distracted, what I was doing, I just remember looking up—and, my dad says, “Looking up from what?”—but I just remember looking out the windshield and going, “Holly shit, this guy is stopped, and I can’t get over.”  And I quick looked at my other mirror, and there was another truck, and car over there, and I couldn’t get over.  Could I ditch it in the grass?  Well I don’t know, there was a big concrete thing down there that I’d probably smack into.  So, I just rode the brake as hard as I could.  And with a flatbed truck—it’s a flatbed truck, so there’s nothing on it at all—the depth perception is really deceiving.  The back of that truck is a lot closer than you think, because you see the cab, you don’t see the parallel back, and you don’t see the wheels as much.  And I really believe that if there was a study done, they’d find there’s a lot more accidents with flatbed trucks than anything else on the road, so that’s just a little insurance moment there.  But I do, I feel guilty, “Why did I have to be there at that point?”—“Why did it happen to me?”—“Why did…?”—You know, “I was wearing my seatbelt; I shouldn’t get all these injuries.”

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Vic – Do you ever feel guilty?

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Injured in 1996 at age 41, paraplegic
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Yeah.  Because I was in this car accident, and I can’t tell you to this day if I was distracted, what I was doing, I just remember looking up—and, my dad says, “Looking up from what?”—but I just remember looking out the windshield and going, “Holly shit, this guy is stopped, and I can’t get over.”  And I quick looked at my other mirror, and there was another truck, and car over there, and I couldn’t get over.  Could I ditch it in the grass?  Well I don’t know, there was a big concrete thing down there that I’d probably smack into.  So, I just rode the brake as hard as I could.  And with a flatbed truck—it’s a flatbed truck, so there’s nothing on it at all—the depth perception is really deceiving.  The back of that truck is a lot closer than you think, because you see the cab, you don’t see the parallel back, and you don’t see the wheels as much.  And I really believe that if there was a study done, they’d find there’s a lot more accidents with flatbed trucks than anything else on the road, so that’s just a little insurance moment there.  But I do, I feel guilty, “Why did I have to be there at that point?”—“Why did it happen to me?”—“Why did…?”—You know, “I was wearing my seatbelt; I shouldn’t get all these injuries.”

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